12 February 2010

Be Inspired

Its not always easy fighting the good fight, living a worthwhile life and making a difference.  We all need something to remind us what we are doing and why.  Here's a few things that have inspired me recently:

The Linchpin Portfolio - Artwork by Hugh McLeod (@gapingvoid) inspired by Seth Godin's latest book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Haven't read the book yet, but these prints are enough to make me want to get going and do something  . . .

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  If you're a woman, or you know any women, you should read this.  If you think that women have it easy and should quit complaining about women's rights, you should read this.  If you have daughters or sons, you should read this.  It is at once heartbreaking, horrifying, inspiring, uplifting, challenging and motivating. 

The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy - recently outed in the New York Times, agents of the Society find creative ways to give away $100.  From scattering 10 000 pennies to donating money for Haitian earthquake relief efforts . . . Its not about the money or even the effectiveness of the donation.  This secret society is all about involved, engaged, thoughtful giving.  And it kind of sounds like fun!

What's inspiring you at the moment?

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